SALT LAKE CITY — You first heard their story on FOX 13 News.
Two sisters thought they were going to die until a Salt Lake City Police officer showed up and saved their lives.
But they weren’t able to be reunited with their hero until weeks after the incident.
The sisters say Salt Lake City Police Officer Ben Hone is their guardian angel.
He fired a single shot on Sept. 23 that saved their lives.
“I couldn’t say anything but I love you, I love you, I love you,” said Bre Lasley, victim of a home invasion. “For me it was really emotional seeing him and just feeling so grateful.”
Bre and Kayli Lasley were able to reunite with Salt Lake City k-9 Officer Ben Hone and meet his family.
“It was kind of like an automatic friendship,” Bre Lasley said.
A violent invasion ending with a fatal shooting after two sisters were attacked in their own home.
Kayli Lasley, screaming for help, while her sister was being attacked by a homeless man.
Forty-eight-year-old Robert Berger had a knife to Bre Lasley’s throat.
“Officer he’s going to kill me,” were Bre Lasley’s first words to Hone.
Bre Lasley was pinned on the ground, covered in blood. Berger had already stabbed her several times. Hone told Berger to drop the knife.
“I felt the suspect tighten as if he’s going to cut me and that’s when the officer took his life and saved mine,” Bre Lasley recalled.
Bre Lasley said the three have a bond that will last forever.
“I really believe Ben Hone needed to be there to take that shot with his talent and experience it needed to be him,” Bre Lasley said.
Bre Lasley said Hone is a hero.
“I’m just a regular police officer trying to do my job,” Hone said.
But he gives all the credit to the sisters for fighting for their lives.
“These two girls that are fighting a bigger opponent that outweighs them, stronger than them and they’re literally fighting for several minutes just to keep each other alive –that’s a real hero to me, not me,” Hone said.
Bre Lasley said she and her sister will be forever grateful.
“When they put their uniform on they know I might not come home and that’s just an overwhelming gratitude that he did that for me,” Bre Lasley said.
The sisters are now OK physically but still recovering emotionally and are keeping close touch with Hone.
Don’t forget to set your DVR midnight Friday when Crime Watch Daily will air a segment on this heroic rescue.